Foster's Songs, chronological

For an alphabetical list of Foster's songs, please go here.


Open Thy Lattice Love


There's a Good Time Coming

Autumn Waltz


Lou'siana Belle

What Must a Fairy's Dream Be?

Where is Thy Spirit Mary?


Uncle Ned (Old Uncle Ned)

Stay Summer Breath

Santa Anna's Retreat from Buena Vista

Susanna (Oh! Susanna)

Away Down Souf

Way Down South in Alabama *


Nelly Was a Lady

My Brodder Gum

Dolcy Jones

Summer Longings


Oh! Lemuel!

Mary Loves the Flowers

Nelly Bly

Soiree Polka

Dolly Day

"Gwine to Run All Night" or De Camptown Races

Angelina Baker

Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway!

Way Down in Ca-i-ro

Molly Do You Love Me?

The Voice of By Gone Days

The Spirit of My Song

The Soiree Polka (arranged for piano, four hands)

I Would Not Die in Spring Time (arranged for vocal quartet)

Turn Not Away!

Village Bells Polka

Lily Ray


Give the Stranger Happy Cheer

Melinda May

Wilt Thou Be Gone, Love?

Mother, Thou'rt Faithful to Me

Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair

Farewell! Old Cottage

Once I Love Thee, Mary Dear

Ring, Ring de Banjo!

Oh! Boys, Carry Me 'Long

I Would Not Die in Summer

My Hopes Have Departed Forever

Laura Lee

Ah! My Child (Ah mon fils)

Old Folks at Home

Old Folks at Home Variations

In the Eye Abides the Heart

Willie My Brave


Farewell My Lilly Dear


Massa's in de Cold Ground

The Hour for Thee and Me

I Cannot Sing To-Night

Maggie By My Side

Camptown Races (arranged with guitar accompaniment) *

Laura Lee (arranged with guitar accompaniment) *


Eulalie (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!

Oh! Boys Carry Me Long (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Old Folks Quadrilles

Annie My Own Love

Massa's in de Cold Ground (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Holiday Schottisch

Old Dog Tray

My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Willie My Brave (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Farewell My Lilly Dear (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Old Memories

Little Ella


The Social Orchestra

Ellen Bayne

Willie We Have Missed You

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair

Come with Thy Sweet Voice Again

Maggie By My Side (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Willie We Have Missed You (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Old Memories (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Old Dog Tray (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Ellen Bayne (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Little Ella (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Come with Thy Sweet Voice Again (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

Hard Times Come Again No More


Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming

Some Folks

Hard Times Come Again No More (arranged with guitar accompaniment)

The Village Maiden Comrades Fill No Glass for Me


Gentle Annie

The White House Chair

The Abolition Show (The Great Baby Show)


I See Her Still in My Dreams

Gentle Annie (arranged with guitar accompaniment)


Lula Is Gone

Linger in Blissful Repose

Where Has Lula Gone?

My Loved One and My Own or Eva

Sadly to Mine Heart Appealing

My Angel Boy Some Folks (arranged with guitar accompaniment) *


Linda Has Departed

Parthenia to Ingomar

For Thee, Love, for Thee


Thou Art the Queen of My Song


None Shall Weep a Tear for Me

The Wife

Poor Drooping Maiden

Cora Dean

Under the Willow She's Sleeping

The Glendy Burk

Jenny's Coming o'er the Green

Beautiful Child of Song

Old Black Joe

Down Among the Cane-Brakes

Virginia Belle

The Little Ballad Girl


Mine Is the Mourning Heart

Don't Bet Your Money on de Shanghai

Molly Dear Good Night

Our Willie Dear is Dying

Lizzie Dies To-Night

Our Bright, Bright Summer Days Are Gone

I'll Be a Soldier

Why Have My Loved Ones Gone?

Oh! Tell Me of My Mother

Farewell Mother Dear

Sweet Little Maid of the Mountain

Farewell Sweet Mother

Little Belle Blair

Nell and I

A Penny for Your Thoughts!

A Thousand Miles from Home


Little Jenny Dow

I Will Be True to Thee

The Merry, Merry Month of May

A Dream of My Mother and My Home

That's What's the Matter

Better Times Are Coming

Slumber My Darling

Merry Little Birds Are We

No One to Love

No Home, No Home

Was My Brother in the Battle?

We Are Coming Father Abraam, 300,000 More

I'll Be Home To-Morrow

Happy Hours at Home

Gentle Lena Clare

We've a Million in the Field

Beautiful Dreamer


The Love I Bear to Thee

Bury Me in the Morning, Mother

Little Ella's an Angel!

Suffer Little Children Come unto Me

Willie's Gone to Heaven

I'm Nothing But a Plain Old Soldier

I'd Be a Fairy

Bring My Brother Back to Me

Oh! There's No Such Girl as Mine

Water's Golden Harp for Sunday Schools *

The Beautiful Shore *

Oh! 'Tis Glorious! *

Tears Bring Thoughts of heaven *

Leave Me with My Mother *

He Leadeth Me Beside Still Waters *

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread *

Seek and Ye Shall Find *

We'll all Meet Our Saviour *

We'll Still Keep Marching On *

The Angels Are Singing unto Me

While the Bowl Goes Round

Jenny June

A Soldier in the Colored Brigade

There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea

When This Dreadful War Is Ended

Lena Our Loved One Is Gone

Katy Bell

Larry's Good Bye

There Was a Time

Willie Has Gone to the War

Kissing in the Dark

For the Dear Old Flag I Die!

The Soldier's Home

My Wife Is a Most Knowing Woman

Oh! Why Am I So Happy?

Onward and Upward!

We Will Keep a Bright Lookout

The Song of All songs

The Athenaeum Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Church and Sunday School *

The Pure, the Bright, the Beautiful *

We'll tune Our Hearts *

Tell Me of Angels, Mother *

What shall the Harvest Be? *

Don't Be Idle *

Stand Up for the Truth *

Over the River *

While We Work for the Lord *

Choral Harp *

The Bright Hills of Glory

Dearer than Life! (Meet Me Tonight Dearest)

My Boy Is Coming from the War


If You've Only Got a Moustache

Mr. & Mrs. Brown

Wilt Thou Be True?

When Old Friends Were Here

She Was All the World to me

Sitting by My Own Cabin Door

Somebody's Coming to See Me To Night

When Dear Friends Are Gone

Give This to Mother

Tell Me Love of Thy Early Dreams

All Day Long *

Little Mac! Little Mac! You're the Very Man *


The Voices That Are Gone Our Darling Kate


Sweet Emerald Isle That I Love So Well


What Does Every Good Child Say?

Praise the Lord!


Kiss Me Dear Mother Ere I Die


The Tioga Waltz *


Long Ago Day *

This Will Remind You (This Rose Will Remind You)*

*Doubtful Work This work is included in a section entitled "Works of Doubtful Authenticity" in The Music of Stephen C. Foster: A Critical Edition by Deane Root and Stephen Saunders. For further information on why this may not be a work of Foster's please consult the Critical Edition (bibliographic information on this book may be found here.)

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